ISBN-10:
0199578729
ISBN-13:
9780199578726
Pub. Date:
09/20/2012
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
International Human Rights / Edition 2

International Human Rights / Edition 2

by Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman

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International Human Rights / Edition 2


The definitive work in the field, International Human Rights provides a comprehensive analysis of this wide and diverse subject area. Written by world-renowned scholars Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman, this book is the successor to the widely acclaimed International Human Rights in Context. Alston and Goodman have chosen a wide selection of materials from primary and secondary sources--legislation, case law, and academic writings--in order to demonstrate and illuminate key themes. They carefully guide students through each extract with thoughtful and lucid commentary. Questions are posed throughout the book in order to encourage deeper reflection and critical enquiry. A Companion Website features additional resources, including the first three chapters of the book, available for download.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199578726
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1632
Sales rank: 120,259
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author



Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law.

Ryan Goodman is Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.

Table of Contents



PART A. INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS AND BACKGROUND TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGIME
1. Human Rights Concepts and Discourse
2. The Human Rights Regime: Background and Birth
PART B. NORMATIVE FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
3. Civil and Political Rights
4. Economic and Social Rights
5. National Security, Terrorism and the Law of Armed Conflict
PART C. RIGHTS, DUTIES AND DILEMMAS OF UNIVERSALISM
6. Rights or Duties as Primary Organizing Concepts
7. Conflict in Culture, Tradition and Practices: Challenges to Universalism
PART D. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
8. The United Nations Human Rights System
9. Treaty Bodies: The ICCPR Human Rights Committee
10. Fact-finding
11. Regional Arrangements
PART E. STATES AS PROTECTORS AND ENFORCERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
12. Vertical Interpenetration: International Human Rights Law within States' Legal and Political Orders
13. Horizontal Interpenetration: Transnational Influence and Enforcement of Human Rights
14. Institutional Design and Compliance
PART F. CURRENT TOPICS
15. Massive Human Rights Tragedies: Prosecutions and Truth Commissions
16. Non-state Actors and Human Rights
17. Human Rights, Development and Climate Change

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